Seahawks Jump Up To 18th In Poll
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina -The UNC Wilmington women's basketball team moved up four spots to 18th place in the latest Collegeinsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 Poll, released Tuesday.
Ranked for the sixth straight week and the seventh time this season, the Seahawks posted home victories over Georgia State and Northeastern last week to reach the 20-win plateau for the third time in program history. The two wins last week also secured Head Coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's squad a first-round bye in the upcoming 2011 Virginia 529 College Savings Plan Colonial Athletic Association Women's Basketball Championship, a first for the program since the league expanded to 12 teams in 2005-06.
The CAA maintains a strong presence in the Mid-Major Poll as the Seahawks are one of three CAA teams ranked in the weekly listing that includes team's from 22 Division I Conferences. League-leading James Madison moved up one spot to eighth as it extended its winning streak to 12 games while Old Dominion dropped three spots this week to 14th as it finished the week with a 1-1 record. Virginia Commonwealth finds itself just outside the poll as it is fourth among the teams also receiving votes.
UNCW (20-6; 12-3 CAA) is back in action Thursday with a 7 p.m. contest at Towson.